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#1 User is offline   Tman 

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

97-J200
2011 J-45

filled my humidifiers wirth distilled water and have kept the guitars in cases until today when my man tree house studio was finished.

The 97 J-299 distilled water filled tube looked like a prune. even though it had been predominantly in a case except when I played it which has been a lot.The 2011 J 45 barely any water had evaporated. I have filled the J 200 tube twice before, the J 45, none.

Is it just because it's older?
Should I take a wet cloth and moisten the inside of the J 200 then all over again (I think not).
The finish is great. Change anything?


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:37 AM

Tman said:

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Is it just because it's older?
Should I take a wet cloth and moisten the inside of the J 200 then all over again (I think not).
The finish is great. Change anything?


I think so, maybe your j-200 is fairly dry...a damp cloth can seriously damage your guitar, isn't the right way.
have you tried to measure the humidity in both guitars?
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:11 AM

Yikes, a wet cloth? [scared] Just keep using the humidifier. A hygrometer to check relative humidity in the case would be helpful. If the top hasn't sunk, the action is fine and it doesn't buzz, fret ends aren't sharp-you're probably fine. Forget the wet cloth. Good luck.

I would think the air in Santa Barbara is fairly ideal for guitars, no?
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:35 AM

I live in a very dry air appartement - central heating. And the winter of 2010 and 2011 my M-R GIBS (SJ200) was on the stand in the hall. In the end of winter 2011 he had to go to my luthier for a set up because the neck and the top had twisted... Finaly I understood that the place of this guitar (as of all my guitars) in this home is in the cases with humidifiers inside.
Since april 2011 M-R GIBS lives in his hard case in the corridor where there is no a radiator. There stay all my (now 5) acoustic guitars. This is a sertain problem for my woman, but not for me.
I have two humidifiers in the case of M-R GIBS and two humidifiers in the case of "THE GALE (a martin 0-28 replica with a little bit larger body) Every 4-5 days I inset more water in the humidifiers and I noticed that M-R GIBS drinks double than THE GALE.
I explain that with the largest and heviest body of M-R GIBS.
Since I started to humidifie my guitars they have no twisting problems.
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K&K Trinity Mini System installed inside
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

The in-case humidifiers for my Gibson mahogany guitars are thirstier than my Martin rosewoods. Innaresting.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:12 AM

what is the humidity level in your house ?
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

View PostTman, on 09 April 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:

97-J200
2011 J-45

filled my humidifiers wirth distilled water and have kept the guitars in cases until today when my man tree house studio was finished.

The 97 J-299 distilled water filled tube looked like a prune. even though it had been predominantly in a case except when I played it which has been a lot.The 2011 J 45 barely any water had evaporated. I have filled the J 200 tube twice before, the J 45, none.

Is it just because it's older?
Should I take a wet cloth and moisten the inside of the J 200 then all over again (I think not).
The finish is great. Change anything?


btw spelling is not my forte'



Your answer is in your own question.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:25 AM

I must be really blessed. My humidy stays between 50-60 all summer, and 42-48 all winter without me doing a thing. That being said I do live in a mobile home and I guess it isn't as air tight as some houses are. I have a spring fed creek that runs through the front yard that keeps the air wet all year round. It's kinda nice to not have to worry about it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Never thought about proximity to running water.

Maybe, for the sake of the guit tars, we should all live in a van down by the river. [woot]
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

View PostTommyK, on 10 April 2012 - 12:48 PM, said:

Never thought about proximity to running water.

Maybe, for the sake of the guit tars, we should all live in a van down by the river. [woot]



Well I'm far from living in a van, but I'm convinced living by a water source does make a difference. I own 90 acres of land and put my home in the valley with the spring creek. Not for guitars, but did turn out well

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